Health, Medicine, & Wellness Resources

Gale Health Resources (FEL – all access)

Merck Manuals (FEL – all access)

Medline (FEL – all access)

Salem Online (LW & WH)

Health & Wellness – Local


Florida Department of Health in Polk County

Peace River Center

Polk County Environmental Health

Alternative Medicine


National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health


Children’s Health


American Academy of Pediatrics

Healthy Family Habits

Lifecycle Nutrition

National Institute of Health & Child Development


COVID Resources


Florida Department of Health – COVID-19

Florida Department of Health (POLK) – COVID-19

Aging & Disability Resource Center – COVID-19

American Red Cross



Hospitals/Urgent Care


Bartow Regional Medical Center

Advent Health – several locations (get link)

Lakeland Regional Medical Center – Lakeland

Winter Haven Hospital


Mental Health


American Psychological Association

American Psychiatric Association


National Institute of Mental Health

MedlinePlus en Espanol en Espanol


Nutrition & Diet

Eat Right

Food & Nutrition Information Center

Dietary Supplement Labels Database

Dietary Supplements – National Institute of Health

USDA National Nutrient Database


Medicines/Supplements/Vitamins/Herbal Info


Physician’s Desk Reference



NIH of Dietary Supplements

Prevention/Safety/Emergency Preparedness


American Red Cross

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPR and First Aid

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Florida Poison Control Center

Haz-map (hazardous tasks and related health concerns)

Households Products Database

Immunization & Vaccination

Polk County Emergency Management (emergency preparedness)

Tox Town




National Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging


Physician Finder for Medicare

Specific Diseases or Conditions


Alzheimer’s Association

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology


American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

Arthritis Foundation

 Autism Society

Celiac Disease Foundation

Genetics Home Reference

Directory of Health Organizations

National Cancer Institute

National Eye Institute

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease

National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Disorders

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Websites (general)


Affordable Care Act

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

American Medical Association Resources for Patients

Clinical Trials

Directory of Health Organizations

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

Genetics Home Reference

Hospital Compare

Mayo Clinic Health Information

Medical Dictionary


PubMed – Biomedical literature citations

National Center for Health Statistics

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine

National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)

Women’s Health


National Women’s Health Information Center